Former Hamburg School Superintendent Richard Jetter will be sentenced on Tuesday November 25, 2014. Richard Jetter's crimes were reduced in a deal cut with the Erie County DA's office. One wonders what sort of horse trading was being done for Jetter's crimes to be reduced. Surely, any public official who steals money, lies, files false police reports and accuses innocent people of crimes they did not commit should face the music? But, so it seems, not in this case. Doctor Jetter appears to have the goods on lots of folks, and in exchange for a reduced charge, he might keep his mouth shut. So it seems.
Dick Jetter left his job as superintendent on May 5, 2014 and got drunk during the day with a district employee. Dr. Jetter drove his car around a utility pole. The next day after a Hamburg School Board meeting, in an effort to blame others, Dick feigned shock and horror to the community and media after viewing his damaged car. He pretended it was his first encounter with the bumped up vehicle. Dick, members of the Hamburg Board of Education, staff members and union leadership attempted to hoodwink the public into believing that some "rogue" faction in Hamburg were responsible for the damage. In the furtherance of his fantasy, Dick had himself a pity party. He called a media conference, and a rally to dress-up up his lies. The community was drowning in condolences for Dick. Dick was a victim.
Dick and Hamburg Board President attempted to blame the "CSF" camp. Dick Jetter lied to his wife, Jennifer Jetter, which prompted her to make a Facebook post in which she cast blame on CSF, Sally Stephenson and others (did she ever apologize to those folks?). It is clear that Dr. Jetter's lies were not told only to the school community, but also to his wife. Dick Jetter allowed the lies to continue, despite the facts that were revealed.
On June 25, 2014 during the kangaroo hearings of Catherine S. Forcucci (aka CSF), her attorney revealed evidence to Hamburg District attorney Andrew Freedman which placed Jetter and his white Nissan Sentra around a utility pole in South Buffalo on 5-5-14. Andew Freedman did nothing with this information (see Hodgson Russ-Hamburg legal bills). Dick Jetter and some members of the board allowed the lies to continue. Eyewitnesses saw Dick Jetter wrap his car around a utility pole as a Hamburg School administrator stood by laughing at the sight, but why let the truth get in the way of a good story? Dick Jetter submitted claims to the school district for the damage to his car, and he was reimbursed. In other words, he is a thief.
Make no bones about it readers, it was Catherine Forcucci and her attorney that discovered and uncovered Doctor Jetter's lies, not the Hamburg Village police, like some people might like you to believe.
Dick's mask started to crack, and by the middle of July seeing the writing on the wall, he turned himself in to the Hamburg Village Police. But prior to turning himself in to the police, Doctor Jetter put in a legal claim against board members and the district (see legal bills). Was he planning a lawsuit against the district?
And, it has been stated by some, that Dick Jetter claimed he would "sue" the Buffalo News if any allegations were made that he damaged his own car in a drunken escapade with a school district employee. Various media outlets reported that Dick tried to blame board member Sally Stephenson for cooking up the truthful story of his rendezvous with the utility pole. Dick was blaming any of his imaginary demons, yet all he needed to do was take a look at demon number one in the mirror.
Richard Jetter has no conscience. Even a cursory review of psychopathic traits would lead one to thoughts of Richard Jetter.
And, Hamburg you are paying for it. It is time for you to make your voice heard to the Judge. You should write a letter telling the Judge that this kind of conduct is not acceptable in public service, or anywhere for that matter. Hamburg Schools has lost clubs, and programs. Hundreds of thousands of dollars have been wasted, and you paid for it. The lies of the Jetter Administration soiled an entire generation of Hamburg students. And, what will Jetter get?
Recently a blogger remarked about a post on local attorney Dan Chiacchia's Facebook page, and Concerned Hamburger can not agree more. Mr. Chiacchia urges his friends to take pen to paper and write to Judge Franczyk. He suggests that the Jetter conduct should not be tolerated in public life (see in blue below).
So Hamburg community- now is your chance to tell Richard Jetter what you think of his conduct. It is your public duty to be heard. Take a moment and write to the Judge. Silence suggests indifference.
Hats off to you Mr. Chiacchia- your Facebook post gets the "Concerned Hamburger" award.
Your letters can be addressed to
Judge Franczyk at
25 Delaware Ave.
Buffalo, New York, 14202
The fax number is 845-7510."